The link below will take you to
my current class schedule.
Classes <--Click here
If you are new to quilting or think you might like to try quilting, I
would particularly encourage you to consider enrolling in the Quilting 101 class
described below. It is designed for beginners and is offered every month.
101: Quilting Basics
This is a one
session class (2 1/2 hours, price $35.00) that focuses on "quilting basics."
Even if you are already somewhat familiar with quilting, this class provides an
opportunity to practice the basics and to learn how to make a classic
Offered: Thursday evenings to
or Tuesday mornings 9:30 to noon. Check the class schedule above
for the next available time.
Location: JoAnn Stores, 2343 Curlew Road, Dunedin, FL 34698
To book your spot in this class and obtain a supply list call
--Below are descriptions of some of the classes that I
have taught in the past. To see a larger view of the quilts below, please click
on each photo. If
you are interested in booking a class for your
group, or individual lessons, please contact
Baby Tumbling Blocks
This class uses English paper piecing methods to
construct traditional tumbling blocks from a 60-degree diamond shape. We will
talk about color choices and how to create a three dimensional look. Once the
blocks are sewn together they will be appliquéd to background pieces. 95% of
this quilt will be sewn by hand. Because there is only one pattern piece, this
makes a great take-along project. Beginners and experienced quilters alike will
find the process easy.
Hexagon Star Quilt
This class uses simple construction techniques to create a hexagon star
pattern. It is perfect for (but not limited to) large scale novelty prints.
There are no set in seams, just straight line piecing. Because we will be using
a large hexagon, piecing is quick and easy. Directions will be given for a 55½
X 60 youth size napping quilt.
Redwork Technique Class
The primary focus of the class will be on embroidering a redwork design on a
square of muslin and learning the stitches most commonly used. While we will be
using Aunt Martha’s hot iron transfers, we will talk about how to find and
select redwork designs. We will learn about methods of pattern transfer.
This class uses paper-piecing methods to build the three component blocks used
to create the Blooming Star pattern. We will learn how to draft and prepare
paper piecing patterns, as well as techniques that simplify sewing on paper.
The sample shown is crib size, but the class is geared toward creating a
full/queen size quilt with borders (final size 84” by 84”).
This class focuses on what makes a quilt a memory quilt and how you can
personalize a quilt to capture your memories. Includes a discussion of
historical memory quilts, as well as, examples of different types of memory
quilts. Class activity involves preparing shapes for applique.
Want to put photos in your quilt? This "lecture" class
will cover the various ways to transfer photographs to fabric (copier, personal
computer, and using professional services). We will also cover the many options
for designing a personalized memory quilt and tricks for selecting fabrics.
Never enough time to get
to the sewing machine? Give hand piecing a try! You can take it with you and
sew whenever and wherever. In this class we will cover the basics of hand
piecing while working on a traditional block. We will also review some beautiful
historic patterns that are easier to piece by hand than by machine.
can learn how to hand quilt your own masterpieces! All it takes is a little
practice (and a few “tricks of the trade”)! Come join us as we learn the basics
of hand quilting on a small practice piece.
Hand Quilting with
by Alex Anderson.
This lecture/demo shows 3 different ways to create the Pioneer Braid, as well as
some of the many uses for this traditional, old pattern. It is highly
recommended that this lecture be combined with a fabric exchange where
participants bring 1/2 yard of fabric (two fat quarters) cut into strips 2" by
21" in a baggie with their name on it for a mix and swap.
Kitty Cat Block
This is a great beginning piecing class appropriate for
children and adults alike. Templates are printed on freezer paper.
The block can be hand or machine pieced with easy to follow directions.
Lucky Shamrocks Wall Hanging
(finished size 10" x 30")
This is a "Learn to Quilt" pattern by Roberta
Elliott. This class provides an easy and fun introduction to
*hand or machine embroidery
*layering the top, batting, and backing
Rambling Rose Quilt
(finished size 50" x 62")
A beginning quilting class, this is a fun
pattern and an easy way to learn the basics of quilt construction.
This pattern features:
*strip piecing techniques
*design layout decision making
*the tricks to making precision borders
*finishing the quilt.
The sample shown is only 4 blocks, but in class
we will focus on making a throw size quilt with at least 11 different fabrics.
A review of the many ways to appliqué from needle
turn to prepared appliqué to fusibles to raw edge appliqué.
Easy Baby Quilts
Simple construction techniques make this a quick
and easy baby quilt.
Summertime fruit is the theme of these quilted
Sewing Curved Seams
Learn how to use a template and sew
curved pieces together.
Create your own beach bungalo piecing on a
paper foundation and embellishing with fusibles.
Quilting 201: Paper Piecing Techniques
Create fun little pin cushions while learning
the difference between English paper piecing and foundation paper piecing.
Block of the Week Album Quilt
This 14 week
class re-creates 12 historic signature blocks and groups them in a medallion
This class focuses on T-shirt selection and
preparation for inclusion in a quilt.
Quilting 202: Crystal Star Quilt
This beautiful throw quilt is comprised of
three different blocks and involves strip piecing, quick and easy flying
geese construction, planning a diagonal set, and mastering mitered corners.
Other classes include:
*Free Motion Quilting on your home sewing
*Raggedy edge quilted tote.
*Binding by machine
Be sure and click on the pictures for a
better view of the quilts above!